Rocket City Trash Pandas 2021
In 2021, I joiend the Rocket City Trash Pandas, Double-A Affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels, as the Media Relations Coordinator. I moved to Huntsville, Alabama about two weeks before the first game in franchise history and quickly became the lead media contact for Minor League Baseball's most meteroic franchise in their inaugural season.
Here are a number of my works for the team from the inaugural 2021 season. Clips from 2022 can be found on a separate page.
2021 Media Guide
Runnin' With Ray-Patrick Didder - 6/20/21
David MacKinnon Is Having A Blast - 7/11/21
Trash Pandas Announce 2022 Game Times - 11/5/21
Trash Pandas To Host Job Fair On February 19 - 12/28/21
2021 Trash Pandas Community Impact Report - 12/30/21
Trash Pandas Notable Moments
Opening Day Game Notes: May 4, 2021 Game Notes (Game was rained out.)
First Game Recap:
First Win Recap:
First Game At Toyota Field Recap:
Trash Pandas Fall 4-3 In Home Opener - 5/11/21
First Win At Toyota Field Recap:
Trash Pandas Break League Record With 26 Runs
Trash Panads Sweep Doubleheader, Didder Drives In Two Winning Runs
Didder the Hero in Doubleheader Sweep - 8/19/21
Trash Pandas Win On 2022 Opening Night In Birmingham
Trash Pandas Walk-Off After 9th Inning Rain Delay
First No-Hitter In Trash Pandas History
?️I'll never forget tonight. The fans are everything. They came out tonight, and everybody knew they were here. -@RDetmers— Aaron Cheris (@AaronHowie) May 12, 2021
Last night, I asked the @trashpandas Opening Day starter about what getting the ball on Opening Day at Toyota Field means to him. #LetsRocket #WeBelieve pic.twitter.com/N0dLJy1Lhu
?️"With the fans today, it kind of felt like I was back on the football field...It was unreal. I haven't played in front of this many fans since college."— Aaron Cheris (@AaronHowie) May 15, 2021
Former @NDFootball WR and current @trashpandas outfielder @THunterJr put on a show at Toyota Field last night! #LetsRocket pic.twitter.com/DgybR8KpHf
?️ Jay Bell postgame on Ibandel Isabel's 471-foot home run that left the bat at 118 miles per hour.— Aaron Cheris (@AaronHowie) July 9, 2021
"It was awe inspiring."
Also, what does Isabel have in common with Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge?
Hear what he has to say after the big @trashpandas win! #WeBelieve pic.twitter.com/xxq9M1wn1X